Do you teach in or out of the classroom? Do you care about getting kids outdoors, addressing health issues, or learning about sustainability? If so, we invite you to join the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) at Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz, KY on September 12-15, 2013. Presenters represent a diverse set of agencies and organizations from across the state. There is an entire conference strand filled with family-friendly activities. Highlights of this year’s conference include a number of concurrent sessions and workshops on topics including solar energy, archeology, quilting, and raptor education. There are a number of offsite sessions taking place around Lake Barkley and the Land Between The Lakes (LBL), including canoe trips, hikes, an archeological tour and a chance to spin fiber at the Homeplace in LBL. There will also be horseback riding, archery and trapshooting available at the park for participants and family members looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors. “Connecting people, both children and adults, with the outdoors is an important aspect of environmental education,” says KAEE’s Executive Director, Ashley Hoffman. KAEE was founded in 1976, making it one of the country’s oldest environmental education organizations. Its membership is composed of K-12 teachers, university faculty, and non-formal educators, such as park naturalists. KAEE’s mission is to build a sustainable environment through education. The full conference program, along with registration information, can be found at kaee.org/conference. Early bird registration ends August 16th.